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21 April 2014

Commissioner Bill Edwards Sued Twice for Failing to Pay Homeowners Association Dues

(Image courtesy Google Earth)
Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards, a Democrat, lives on this serene little street (shown right) in unincorporated south Fulton County.

The street, Grey Hawk Way, is part of the Lakes at Cedar Grove community; which is governed by the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association, Inc.

Four times, in the past ten years, the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association has had to take legal action against Fulton County Commissioner Bill Edwards for failure to pay his neighborhood association dues.

Dues paid to the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association are used for maintaining the pool and community club house, landscaping, and other

Through open records requests, Georgia Unfiltered obtained copies of liens placed against Commissioner Edwards' home in the Cedar Grove community.

In 2004 and 2008, the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association placed two liens against Edwards totaling $1,175.

According to public records (shown below), in 2005 and again in 2009, the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association successfully obtained judgments in Fulton County State Court against Commissioner Edwards. The judgment amounts totaled $1,009.15 in 2005, and $2,907.95 in 2009. Attorneys for the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association filed two Writs of Fieri Facias (fi. fa.) on Edwards' home to collect on the judgments.

A fi. fa. is a court order directing the Sheriff, Marshall, or Constable to seize property (land, cars, money, etc.) and sell it to satisfy a debt. A fi. fa. on a person's home means that individual cannot sell their residence until the debt is paid off.

Edwards paid his debts to the Lakes at Cedar Grove Neighborhood Association, but it took him until 2011 to do so.

Liens against Fulton Commissioner Bill Edwards